Dunkirk

2017 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Jack Lowden Words: Joe H. The events of the evacuation of Allied troops in 1940 from the beaches of Dunkirk as enemy forces approached are told here through three intertwining stories –…

It Comes At Night

2017 Director: Trey Edward Shultz Starring: Joel Edgerton, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo, Griffin Robert Faulkner Words: Nathan Scatcherd Judging by the trailers, one could be forgiven for feeling like they’d seen It Comes at Night before. A mysterious, highly contagious virus has taken hold of the world. A family (Edgerton,…

Doc/Fest Diary 2017: Part Two

Christian Abbot makes his annual pilgrimage to the world’s finest film festival which just so happens to take place in our great City of Sheffield. Taking in as many documentaries as his mind can handle, Christian provides us with his diary from the weekend. Below are films he managed to see at this year’s festival…

Cult Corner: Dogtooth

2009 Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzidou Words: Nathan Scatcherd Perhaps best known internationally as the director of cult hit The Lobster from 2015 (starring ‘big names’ such as Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz), Yorgos Lanthimos is becoming a recognised name as his newest…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

2017 – USA Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau Words: Josh Senior Let’s start things off here with some trivia, Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man in 2002 was the very first film that I sneaked into underage, a week or so before the advent of…

Doc/Fest Diary 2017: Part One

Christian Abbot makes his annual pilgrimage to the world’s finest film festival which just so happens to take place in our great City of Sheffield. Taking in as many documentaries as his mind can handle, Christian provides us with his diary from the weekend. Below are films he managed to see at this year’s festival…

The Boy and The Beast

2015 – Japan Director: Mamoru Hosoda Words: Joe H. Originally released in Japan in 2015 but now finally getting its release here in the UK in 2017, The Boy and The Beast is the fourth Anime feature from award-winning director Mamoru Hosoda, who previously brought us the spectacular vision of the danger in our digitally…

Must See Movies: July

  At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you…

Okja

2017 Director: Bong Joon-ho Starring: Seo-hyeon Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Shirley Henderson Words: Joe H. Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director whose previous credits include the critically acclaimed films The Host, Snowpiercer and Mother, being known for creating features with a strong subject matter,…

Wonder Woman

2017 – USA Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright Words: Christian Abbott The superhero movie is a staple of cinema; it has been now for over a decade. Year after year there is a deluge of films centered around some of our favourite…

Berlin Syndrome

2017 Director: Cate Shortland Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt Words: Carly Stevenson Cate Shortland’s third feature follows Australian backpacker Clare as she photographs DDR architecture on a solo trip to Germany. Shortly after arriving in Berlin, she meets charismatic teacher Andi, who happens to live alone in an abandoned apartment block. Alarm bells ring, but…

Net Picks: War Machine

Net Picks is your weekly digest of some of the best movies currently playing on Netflix. With Netflix Originals now giving directors more finance, and more freedom to create the stories they want. This area is the fastest emerging market in film and offers a real alternative to film-making traditions. We’ll be looking each week…